In All Seriousness Thread — 3/27/2018

Hello, everyone.

Like many of you, I was deeply inspired by The March for Our Lives on Saturday. It’s so moving to see those who have lost so much take a stand for what is right, and I have (cautious) hope that maybe this will help finally give the country some effective gun safety laws. You can do your part by contacting any local politicians in your area. It may not feel like much doing something like that on your own, but whispers amount to a scream when enough of them are added up.

Anyway, Easter is arriving this Sunday. There are years when the holiday has a morbid association for me for various reasons, but there are other times when it’s simply an excuse to watch The Ten Commandments on ABC and enjoy making fun of it with my family. Whatever your beliefs, I hope the weekend gives you more joy than sorrow, and that no one gets overly sick from eating too many hard boiled eggs.

If you’ve never been here until, this is a place for “serious” discussions.  And they don’t have to be “sad” things either. Sexuality, masturbation, concern of relatives and friends, other issues–all are fair game here.

So, without further ado, here are the guidelines:

1. Be respectful. That goes without saying.

2. Keep discussions “serious.” We have plenty of other places to joke around around here, but sometimes people are in a place when they’re in a need for a hug instead of a yuk.

3. Try your best not to make anyone feel worse. In other words, if someone says “I’m worried Trump is going to start a war overseas,” don’t respond by saying, “Yeah, he’s definitely going to.”

4. If politics and/or religion are brought up, do not try to turn the conversation into a debate. We have other threads for that. This is a safe space and should please be treated as such.

5. I’m not a leader bean, so tend to the mods if there are any issues, but I’m pretty confident that everyone will be nice here.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Choose kind.